Manoj to lead East in Duleep trophy

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

Kolkata: Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary has been named East Zone skipper to lead the side against Central Zone in the four-day Duleep Trophy match to be held in Cuttack from January 19.

The East Zone selectors picked Jharkhand explosive batsman Saurabh Tiwary as the vice-captain in the 15-member squad.

The squad features six from Bengal including wicketkeeper Wrddhiman Saha, four from Orissa, two from Jharkhand, two from Assam and one from Tripura.

The Squad:

Manoj Tiwary (c), Shreevats Goswami, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ashok Dinda, Iresh Saxena (all Bengal); Saurabh Tiwary (vc), Ishank Jaggi (both Jharkhand); Natraj Behera, Niranjan Behera, Basant Mohanty, Alok Sahoo (all Orissa); Tejender Singh, Arlen Konwar (both Assam); Timir Chandra (Tripura).

Coach: Manash Roy (Orissa).

PTI